News: Jannik Hansen scored his second goal of the playoffs and had an assist in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Flames. Analysis: Jannik Hansen did alright in these playoffs, registering four points in six games. While the 29-year-old skated on the top line with the Sedin twins in the final few games, he remains a bottom-six player who can contribute 10-20 goals in the regular season.
News: Ryan Miller allowed five goals on 31 shots in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to Calgary. Analysis: This marks the second straight year Ryan Miller has been acquired by a new team but that team has failed to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. It was an awful night for Miller, who had played very well in Games 4 and 5. While it's easy to point the finger at the goalie, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead in the game and left the 34-year-old out to dry on a few of the goals. Eddie Lack proved his worth in the regular season and at times in the playoffs, but Miller still remains the starting goaltender in Vancouver as the Canucks enter the 2015 offseason.
News: Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: That's a three-game point streak for Patrick Kane, who has racked up seven points in six playoff games. Skating on the second line, the 26-year-old has been a factor every game, firing 19 shots on goal and registering a steady plus-3 rating. With 39 goals and 98 points in 99 career NHL playoff games, you expect more of Kane's magic in Round 2 and beyond.
News: Jonathan Toews scored his third goal of the playoffs and added two assists in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: Jonathan Toews has been a monster these playoffs, notching eight points in six games. He's got 89 points in 100 career NHL playoff games and once again if proving to be one of the best postseason performers in the NHL. The Blackhawks will play the winner of the Wild and Blues series, so expect Toews to continue to pile up points as chicago continues to go deeper into the playoffs.
News: Patrick Sharp scored his third goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Saturday's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Predators. Analysis: Patrick Sharp is having a great postseason, notching five points in six games to help Chicago advance on to the second round. He may be skating on the third line, but he's seeing quality power-play time and has fired 24 shots on goal -- fourth most in the NHL. With 41 goals in 112 career NHL playoff games, look for the postseason performer to continue to light it up in the second round.
News: Duncan Keith scored the game-winning goal and had two assists Saturday against Nashville in Game 6 of their first-round series. The Blackhawks eliminated the Predators with a 4-3 victory. Analysis: A marvelous outing from Duncan Keith, who has been on fire in these playoffs. He sits second in NHL playoff scoring with seven points and has already scored two game-winning goals for the Blackhawks. With a whopping 15 shots on goal in his last three outings, look for the surging Keith to continue his excellent play into the second round.
News: Brian Dumoulin was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre Scranton on Sunday. Analysis: Brian Dumoulin was pushed into the starting lineup following multiple injuries along the blue line, making his NHL playoff debut with the Penguins. Following a series loss to the Rangers, he will head back to the AHL for some extra playoff action in the minors.
News: Taylor Chorney was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday. Analysis: Taylor Chorney saw his first postseason NHL action of his career when he took to the ice in the first round, but will get some more seasoning in the AHL as the minor league club continues its playoff run.
News: Derrick Pouliot (upper body) was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre Scranton on Sunday. Analysis: Derrick Pouliot missed the end of the Penguins' season due to an upper-body injury, but will get some added work in the AHL as the minor league club continues its playoff run. He should rejoin the Penguins for the start of the 2015-16 season, however.
News: Scott Wilson was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday. Analysis: Scott Wilson made his NHL debut in the series against the Rangers, playing kin three contests and accumulating three shots, six hits and one blocked shot over the span. He'll head back to the minors for some added playoff action with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.